Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Township of Coleman held at the Council Chambers, 937907 Marsh Bay Road, Coleman Township, Ontario on Wednesday, April 8th, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.
There were present: Mayor: C. Belanger
Councillors: R. Beeson
Clerk-Treasurer: C. Bigelow
Works Foreman: D. Dufresne
Fire Chief: D. Laitinen
Financial Officer: L. Gannon
Deputation: Alex Forrest
Present: Allan and Cathy Marcella, Doug McLeod, Bill Sutton, Gary Bigelow, Jeff Beault and Dan Cleroux.
Motion 09-04-01 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the following Council Meetings be adopted as distributed: Regular Meeting – March 25, 2009
Special Meeting – March 30, 2009 Carried.
Motion 09-04-02 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson :
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the General Accounts in the amount of $130,233.47 and Payroll in the amount of $23,363.73 be passed and paid. Carried.
Motion 09-04-03 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry :
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-07 being a by-law to confirm certain proceedings of Council be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion09-04-04 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-07 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 09-04-05 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-05 being a by-law to authorize the execution of an agreement for the joint maintenance of the Air Compressor be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 09-04-06 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-05 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 09-04-07 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-06 being a by-law for establishing tax ratios for 2009 be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 09-04-08 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Pat. Tresidder:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-06 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Motion 09-04-09 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-08 being a by-law to authorize the execution of an agreement for the Building Canada Fund – Communities component (BCF-CC) be read a first and second time. Carried.
Motion 09-04-10 MOVED BY Ron Beeson and SECONDED BY Lois Perry:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-Law No. 09-08 be read a third and final time and be passed and enacted. Carried.
Mr. Alex Forrest was in attendance to offer his services for any ditching project the Township might have this summer although he understands this request is somewhat premature due to the amount of snow still on the ground.
Chief Laitinen advised the Chief Building Official stated an oil interceptor is required when the water drain is installed in the floor of the fire hall. Chief Laitinen has obtained three quotes from local companies.
Works Foreman Dufresne advised the Works Department has been extremely busy with plowing and cleaning snow which has been a slow process due to equipment breakages and frozen culverts causing flooding in many areas throughout the Township.
Mrs. Marcella was in attendance to update Council with respect to the Coleman Water Distribution System:
– A meeting was held with the Honourable Anthony Rota, MP, on April 7th to request any possible financial assistance for the Township’s portion of the Building Canada Fund provided for the upgrage/replacement of the system.
– A meeting was held with Ms Denise Deschamps, FedNor, on April 8th. Ms Deschamps advised that under their guidelines, FedNor cannot contribute any funding to the Township’s portion of the cost of the replacement but she had some advice for the request to other agencies.
– Mrs. Marcella wrote personal letters to Mr. Rota and Mr. Charlie Angus on behalf of the Water Users and will get back to both Mr. Rota and Mr. Angus advising them that FedNor could not assist the water users.
– An application will be submitted to Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation for financial assistance with the municipal portion of the project.
– An appointment is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 with the Honourable David Ramsay, MPP.
– Information from the Township Lawyer regarding the Coleman Water Distribution System, distributed to Council prior to this meeting, has been provided to the public before being brought to the table. These documents are being debated by the public before Council has had an opportunity to review or make any decision regarding these legal opinions. Precautions will be taken in the future to prevent undiscussed issues from being provided to the public before being brought to the table.
Ms Logan Gannon advised a meeting is scheduled with Minister Michael Gravelle, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, on May 8th during the FONOM Conference. Ms Gannon is arranging meetings with other ministers during the conference.
Councillor Tresidder will arrange a meeting for next week for the Bass Lake Committee.
Conferences – Tax Information Forum
Ontario Onsite Wastewater Conference & Exhibition
Council reviewed correspondence received from
– Tay Valley Township regarding the implementation of limits on sunfish until further studies have been conducted.
– Ontario Egg Farmers regarding embracing the notion of “buying local”.
Motion 09-04-11 MOVED BY Lois Perry and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to pay the balance for the Membership in the amount of $76.67 to the Temiskaming Shores & Area Chamber of Commerce. Carried.
The following correspondence was reviewed:
– Bioleach plant proposed for Cobalt area – Public Information Meeting – April 23, 2009 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Northern College.
– The 2009 Temiskaming International Plowing Match and Rural Expo requests that a tag line be added to the Township of Coleman emails.
– Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration regarding the Lincoln M Alexander Award for 2009.
– Ministry of Northern Development and Mines regarding Enabling Accessibility Fund. Ms Gannon will look into this funding opportunity for the Township.
– FONOM is disappointed its budget request was ignored in the Provincial Budget.
– Federation of Canadian Municipalities provided an open letter to Municipal Councils – update on Federal Infrastructure Funding.
– David Brydges provided the Township with a certificate, proclamation and email regarding the poetry festival.
– Ann Holdsworth – Save the CBC from drastic budget cuts.
– Ipex Inc. – Spending Smarter – April 2009 Infrastructure News.
– OPG – Montreal River Levels and Flows – March 2009
– The Ontario Municipal Service Directory
– The Miner’s Tavern – Liquor Licence
– Hazmatmag – Headline News
– VanderWal Homes & Commercial Group – Building Strength with Cold-Formed Steel
– EPCOR – information package.
– The Armstrong Monitoring Corp – Building Canada Fund
– Long-Term Management Direction Sudbury Forest
– David Brydges – congratulations
Mr. Jeff Breault requested that his road be plowed as soon as is convenient.
The Clerk-Treasurer reported on a discussion with Ms Nathalie Dugas, Ministry of Transportation, regarding “Bass Lake Park” signs along Highway 11. Council approved a sign in Buck Township for South bound traffic and will take over a Lakeview Signs location North of Temagami for North bound traffic.
Motion 09-04-12 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson:
WHEREAS the municipal portion of the Building Canada Fund to replace the Coleman Water Distribution amounts to $1,342,240.93:
AND WHEREAS the municipal portion is to be funded by 44 Water Users which represents approximately 13% of the Township of Coleman’s population;
AND WHEREAS this cost is prohibitive and beyond the means of all Water Users;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township of Coleman submit an application to Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation in the amount of $671,120.42 to assist with the municipal portion of the Building Canada Fund
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, if a greater contribution than has been applied for is provided, the water users could expect a water rate closer to the normal average of $360.00 per year ($30.00 per month) per household. Carried.
Motion 09-04-13 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY A. Chitaroni:
WHEREAS this meeting deals with personal matters about identifiable individuals including municipal or local board employees;
AND WHEREAS this meeting deals with advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting be closed to the public. Carried.
Mayor Belanger re-opened the meeting.
Mr. Dan Cleroux was in attendance to advise that, as the Township of Coleman refused to pay SMC (Canada) Limited’s costs incurred due to the cave in, he will forward his invoice to Agnico Eagle Mines. Decisions will be made regarding the road when Golda Associates’ assessment and report is provided in the Spring. Mr. Cleroux suggested that other signs and fencing be installed at the site when the snow leaves.
Motion 09-04-14 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson :
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Diane Desormeaux’s wages be increased to $11.50 per hour. Carried.
Motion 09-04-15 MOVED BY Pat Tresidder and SECONDED BY Ron Beeson :
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this meeting do now adjourn. Carried
2098 Fidelak Entrprises $32.88
20981 Cobalt Coleman Lions Club $100.00
20982 CIBC Visa $572.45
20983 Cobalt coleman Latchford & Area Food Bank $500.00
20984 Municipal Finance Officers’ $277.83
20985 North Star Linen & Uniform Service $36.32
20986 SMC (Canada) Ltd $534.06
20987 Camada Post $284.03
20988 Highway Bookshop – Peter Fancy $62.87
20989 Fidelak Enterprises $150.00
20990 Federation of Canadian Municipalities $540.00
20991 Kenneth Jones – Travel March 2009` $50.00
20992 Town of Cobalt $3200.00
20993 Accuracy Environmental $36.75
20994 Grand & Toy $465.02
20995 Hydro One $946.66
20996 NorthernTel $348.20
20997 Ontera $18.67
20998 UnionGas $2029.32
20999 Claire Bigelow March 2009 Travel & Supplies $427.97
21000 Cheque Spoiled
21001 Cheque Spoiled
21002 Don Laitenin $320.59
21003 A& B Digital $101.70
21004 Accuracy Environmental $36.75
21005 Acklands $696.11
21006 AECOM Canada Ltd $8843.63
21007 Arnstein $129.77
21008 Bartlett’s $170.82
21009 Bluewave Energy $461.93
21010 Carswell $50.60
21011 City of Timmins $140.13
21012 Clover Valley Contracting $2892.75
21013 Cote’s Pole Line Inc $544.95
21014 Dam Depot $97.50
21015 Darcy’s Mechanical $669.38
21016 Depres-Pacey Insurance $42685.00
21017 Dianne Desormeaux – March 2009 – 20 Hours $210.00
21018 DSSAB $18510.95
21019 D-TEK-TION Security $257.25
21020 Grand&Toy $183.01
21021 Gabbani Courier Service $67.15
21022 G-Force $419.15
21023 Great West Life $3252.37
21024 Hydro One $731.33
21025 Kemp Pirie McLeod $118.13
21026 Lakeview Signs $474.60
21027 Lifesaving Society – Affiliation Fee $86.00
21028 Linde Canada $276.68
21029 Magna Chemical Canada $271.65
21030 Minister of Finance – Policing $3199.00
21031 MPAC – billing $105.00
21032 MPAC $6146.16
21033 New Liskeard Sheet Metal $228.99
21034 North Cobalt Flea Market $55.24
21035 NorthernTel Mobility $170.65
21036 NORFIL $395.23
21037 #1 Auto Supplies $111.17
21038 OMERS $2318.24
21039 Pioneer Diesel Injection $3330.76
21040 Plantario $1470.00
21041 Purolator $6.70
21042 Receiver General – 2008 Deficiency $53.22
21043 Red Stallion $121.36
21044 Reliance Home Comfort $37.14
21045 Rick’s Body Repair $2166.25
21046 Strongco Equipment $2833.18
21047 G Stephen Watt Barrister $126.00
21048 Temiskaming Speaker $429.23
21049 Timiskaming Health Unit $6049.00
21050 TJ Adshead Electrical $236.25
21051 Town of Cobalt – Municipal Water $6366.60
21052 WSIB- March 2009 $487.93
21053 Xerox $477.16